Garage doors have one of the best return on investments for home remodeling projects, helping homeowners recoup 94.5% of their garage door installation costs.
Replacing garage doors can be a valuable investment in multiple ways. When it comes to value-adding remodeling projects, garage door replacement is a favorite among homeowners for a variety of reasons. In case you’re thinking about replacing your own garage door, let’s go over a few things you need to know before doing so.
When is a Good Time to Replace Your Garage Doors?
It’s time to replace your garage doors if they don’t open and shut all the way, there are dents and dings in it, the door makes a lot of noise, is starting to sag, or if it’s not as energy-efficient as it could be.
Also, if you find it becoming increasingly difficult to open and/or shut the door, that’s also a sign you should replace it. Other reasons include an old, outdated design, broken wires, handles, or hinges, or a lack of safety and security for whatever reason.
What Options are there for Replacement?
There’s a wide variety of materials to choose from when looking for a new garage door. As far as style goes, common options include carriage-style doors as well as classical doors and traditional doors. For materials, you can pick anything from vinyl to wood composite, real wood, aluminum, steel, faux wood, or fiberglass.
You can also customize features on your doors like different finishes, different types of windows, and custom decorative hardware like fronts, latches, and handles. These can help add originality to your new garage doors.